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MBTA - Essex Street Overpass

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Description 

"The thru plate girder bridge is probably the third bridge constructed on this site. It has 2 approach spans, both of which are deck plate girders. Four stringers support each of the two tracks. The stone abutments are laid in 7 courses with concrete caps on the western side. The approach spans are supported by steel bents with cross-bracing. This bridge replaced an earlier bridge fabricated by the New England Structural Company in 1905 which was part of a grade-crossing elimination project in the city of Haverhill." - Massachusetts Historical Commission (P.K. Lazrus, MBTA Historic Property Survey, 11/1987)

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Essex Street on MBTA Haverhill Line
Location
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Commuter Rail
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
- Pan Am Railways (PAR)
- Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 68.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.77540, -71.08663   (decimal degrees)
42°46'31" N, 71°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/329300/4737985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haverhill
Inventory number
BH 65822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin